Would You Bless This Story of Young Love? #WATWB

We are the World BlogfestWe are the World Blogfest is here with its third edition.

To spread peace and humanity on social media, a few of us have worked together to create the We are the World Blogfest, and the cohosts for the April 2017 WATWB are: Emerald BarnesEric Lahti, Inderpreet UppalLynn HallbrooksPeter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan,

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In the spirit of “In Darkness, Be Light,” here’s a link to a love story that has warmed hearts and brought smiles to everyone who has heard of the couple.

We are the World Blogfest“Lalita, a 26-year-old resident of Kalwa, Mumbai, was supposed to get married to a different man in 2012. But the ceremony was cut short when Lalita’s cousins attacked her with acid, owing to personal enmity.

The acid burnt most of Lalita’s face, due to which she had to undergo 17 surgeries at the Bombay Hospital and Masina Hospital in Mumbai.

As her treatment continued, Lalita, around two months ago, received this particular call from an unknown man named Rahul Kumar. As luck would have it, the two met, fell in love, and decided to get married.”

Acid attacks still occur with frightening and disheartening regularity in India, disfiguring women, sometimes killing them, and scarring their souls as much their faces.

So this story has brought hope and joy, and I thought you might like to see this facet of young love.

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If you found this piece of news heartening and would like to take part in this blogfest, sign up in the WE ARE THE WORLD Blogfest Linky List below and please help spread the word on social media via the hashtag #WATWB.

~~~GUIDELINES~~~

  1. Keep your post to below 500 words.
  2. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love and humanity.
  3. Join us in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
  4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More We Are the World Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.
  5. We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.
  6. Add your post HERE so we can all find them very easily.

#WATWB also wants to link to charities supported by the co-hosts, and you could choose to donate to some of them or add links to local charities you support. Here’s the organization I’ve come to love and support: PROJECT WHY— and here’s one of my previous posts on the work they do. Feel free to send them a little of your help– every little bit counts.

What piece of positive news have you read lately– would you like to talk about it in the comments, or make a post of your own?  Would you like to visit Goonj or replicate its model in your community? Have you signed up for We are the World Blogfest? If not, please consider it: it is just a link to a positive post, once a month, and we’re fine with combining it with your regular posts!We Are the World Blogfest

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  1. Madelaine Shaw-Wong

    It’s so beautiful to see love flourish despite the hate and pain suffered by this woman. I wish this couple all the best. I’d love to be part of the We are the World blogging group.

  2. vishalbheeroo

    It’s really sad to see such gruesome incidents and the law should be equipped to deal with such heartless people. Acid should be banned where it’s similar to gun stories in US.

  3. ianscyberspace

    Unfortunately I’ve seen news items that claim it has happened in other countries too. I can’t believe any one would be so inhuman to do such a thing.

  4. lexacain

    Absolutely terrifying young women are attacked with acid. I’ve see many such stories in India and the UK. All I can say is that I hope a miracle occurs and this young woman gets the happiness and health she deserves for the rest of her life and her attackers are locked away forever.

  5. Deborah Weber

    There is much work to be done to create a world where such atrocities no longer occur. But it a gift of light to celebrate this couple’s love. Thanks for sharing this story.

  6. ccyager

    Loving compassion knows no boundaries, sees no imperfections. I’m glad to see that it’s still alive and well in the human heart, specifically the hearts of this young couple. Thank you for sharing this story!

  7. Susan Scott

    Bless them both Damyanti – and you too for sharing this extraordinary story. May their story not only be an inspiration towards others, but may it also highlight acts of cruelty …

  8. Pradita Kapahi

    This tells us that love is not just skin deep. A beautiful story indeed that give us two important messages. One about stopping acid attacks and the other about believing in love. Thank for sharing this Damyanti.

  9. Debbie D.

    It’s shocking to know that acid attacks are so common! Even more so, when one’s own family is involved. 🙁 May Lalita find everlasting happiness in her marriage.

  10. D. Wallace Peach

    This is a beautiful story about love and healing, but it’s hard for me to get beyond the horror and cruelty of that act of violence. I wish the couple a lifetime of love and joy.

  11. Ally Bean

    This is a happy conclusion to an awful story. I’m glad that this woman has been able to overcome the evil inflicted upon her by her family members. May she long and do well in life.